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Mark Coleman

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The Cosmopolitan Nomad

(0) Comments | Posted April 12, 2011 | 5:33 PM

Writing letters was how the late author Bruce Chatwin (1940-89) communicated with the people closest to him, since he was usually traveling far from home. Under The Sun: Letters of Bruce Chatwin (Viking) is an exquisite curio from the days before e-mail.

Chatwin turned his journeys into bestselling...

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Disco 2.0

(0) Comments | Posted March 2, 2011 | 11:34 AM

The Jimmy Carter comparisons began on the campaign trail, before Barack Obama won the election in 2008. As candidates both men were relatively inexperienced. Both offered a fresh alternative to a departing administration that had grown profoundly unpopular. As presidents, Carter and Obama both struggled against a slumping, stubborn economy....

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